Julia Vainonen

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Curriculum vitae

Professional experience:

  • 01.2022-present. University researcher. Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme, University of Helsinki.
  • 1.07.2021 – 31.12.2021. Senior researcher. Plant Molecular Biology, University of Turku, Finland.
  • 1.06.2018 – 30.06.2021. Senior researcher. Turku Bioscience Centre. Finland.
  • 1.05.2008 – 31.05.2018. Postdoctoral researcher. Plant Biology, Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 1.03.2005 – 30.04.2008. Postdoctoral researcher. Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology, University of Turku, Finland.
  • 15.02.2003 – 28.02.2005. Postdoctoral fellow. Division of Cell Biology, Linköping University, Sweden.


2021, 2014-2018. Lecturer in Advanced course in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology.

2016 Lecturer in Advanced course “Protein purification and kinase activity in plants”.

2007 Lecturer in Advanced course “Proteome Separation, Analysis and Quantification”.

Pedagogical training: Autumn 2022: UP 2.2 Assessment of Learning and Giving Feedback course,  Spring 2014: University Pedagogy 1-2 course.

Education information

  • Docent, Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology, University of Helsinki, 1.03.2011.
  • PhD, Chemistry. Chemistry Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 14.02.2003.

    Thesis title: “Isolation and characterization of oligomeric forms of Escherichia coli inorganic pyrophosphatase. Activation by pyrophosphate.”

  • MSc, Chemistry (with excellence). Chemistry Department, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 03.06.1999.

Research interests

My research interests are molecular mechanisms of plant abiotic stress response especially regulation of the signaling pathways triggered by ROS and controlled by protein kinases and phosphatases. I use biochemical and proteomics methods to elucidate the role of proteins involved in plant stresss response and characterise their interaction networks.

Fields of Science

  • 1182 Biochemistry, cell and molecular biology
  • plant biology
  • proteomics

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.